The SparkFun Qwiic OLED Display is a compact, efficient and high-contrast display tool that can display up to three lines of text. It has 128x32 pixels packed into a tiny 2.3 cm (diagonal) frame. As an OLED, it doesn't have a backlight layer like LCDs, making it thinner, more power-efficient, and providing higher contrast.
The Qwiic OLED Display uses an I2
C command structure, allowing the board's firmware to maintain speed by updating only the part of the screen that changes. This is similar to the concept of "Dirty Rectangles" or "Bit blit" operations used in computer graphics, making it an efficient tool for fast-paced display needs.
The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System is a unique ecosystem of I2
C sensors, actuators, shields, and cables that make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic-enabled boards use a common 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector. This smart design not only reduces the required PCB space, but the polarized connections also ensure that you can’t connect it incorrectly.
Key Features of the SparkFun Qwiic OLED Display include:
- Communication Protocols: I2C
- Integrated Circuit: SSD1306
- I2C Address: 0x3C
- Dimensions: 50.3 x 15.1mm
- Weight: 5g
Relevant documents and resources include Eagle Files, a Quick Start Guide, an Alternative Display Library and Example Code, the SparkFun Arduino Library, and the Qwiic OLED Display Python Package Repo. These resources provide all the necessary information for using and maximizing the potential of the Qwiic OLED Display.